( Linnaeus, 1758) [1 ]
Phalaena rectangulata Linnaeus, 1758
Geometra bischoffaria Geyer, 1838
Eupithecia griseata Staudinger, 1897
Pyralis mediana Panzer, 1804
Phalaena nigrosericeata Haworth, 1809
Eupithecia rectangularia Boisduval, 1840
Phalaena sericeata Haworth, 1809
Geometra subaerata Hubner, 1817
Phalaena viridulata Hufnagel, 1767
Green Pug ( Pasiphila rectangulata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is sometimes placed in the genus . It is common throughout the Chloroclystis Palearctic region and the Near East.
Typically this species has green
wings with distinct dark bars but it can be quite variable and is often mostly dark brown with little green. The green coloration also fades over time. It flies at night in June and July and is attracted to light.
larva is green with a reddish stripe and feeds on the flowers of various Rosaceae including apple, blackthorn, cherry, hawthorn, pear and quince. The species overwinters as an egg.
References [ edit ]
Chinery, Michael Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
Skinner, Bernard Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles 1984